January 25, 2017
 
The newly formed Portland Food Council will focus on creating a viable and sustainable food system within the city. “The Portland Food Council aims to foster a healthy community by advancing the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the food system that supports Portland," according to a press release issued by the council.
 
Mary Zwolinski, the Executive Director of Wayside Food Programs, will sit on the board of the food council. Zwolinski was interviewed for an article in The Forecaster about the council's work and upcoming launch party planned for January 30th.